Tom Cunliffe demonstrates how to find out which way your prop kicks. To read the full article, buy the February 2009 issue of Yachting Monthly.

Tom Cunliffe demonstrates some simple tips for controlling your yacht astern. For the full feature see the February 2009 issue of Yachting Monthly

Yachting Monthly tested six liferafts conforming to the new ISO 9650 standard, putting them through a rigorous series of tests. Read our findings in the January 2009 issue of YM.

We tested some Fujinon Techno Stabi 14x40 stabilised binoculars. See how they work in our brief video guide.

18 marine specific multitools and knives, tested in the October 2008 issue of Yachting Monthly.

We take a brief look at who's who in the Vendée Globe, which starts Sunday, 9th November 2008.